LifeFlight makes 21 lifesaving missions across Gladstone

LIFEFLIGHT crews attended 12 life-threatening emergencies and completed eight inter-hospital transfer flights in our region during 2016

Man found 'safe and well' after one month missing

Clancy Bligh, 45, was last seen in Gladstone in December.

Police found missing man last seen in Gladstone.

'Turnaround year': We need Stockland upgrade for property boost

The jewellery thief run out of this exit of Stocklands before being caught by three bystanders.  Photo Campbell Gellie / The Observer

Strong start to the new year gives Gladdy a bounce in its step

BREAKING: Man, 66, dies, his wife injured in 4WDing crash

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Reports a car has rolled after it crashed near Boyne Valley.

REVEALED: How much money CQ consumers got back in refunds?

In Rockhampton, 484 people had their complaints finalised, with $168,816 secured through conciliation.

Nearly 500 people in Rockhampton had complaints dealt with in 2016

NEW FIGURES: Thousands on the hunt for more work in region

New figures reveal how many people were unemployed last month.

'Game changer': Gladstone businesses take in $600k from job package

Glenn Butcher MP.

Gladstone businesses sign up for work package boost.

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WERE running a stack of reely incredible giveaways!

Cheapest servos to buy your fuel today revealed

Here's where you can nab a bargain in Gladstone.

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Sex worker assaulted police after being raped by client

SHE'D requested female officers attend following the rape, but was 'triggered' when two men showed up at her door.

'Criminals against criminals': Bail for robbery, extortion accused

'LONGER than usual' delays in the legal case have seen Matthew Allen Eddie Anderson spend 233 days on remand.

Accused Gladstone ice trafficker refused bail ahead of trial

AWATEA Te Rei Toi-Potae will face a Supreme Court trial on drug trafficking and posession charges.

'Priority': $80m upgrade due for Gladstone's port

Gladstone MP confident port will get project running ASAP

'Jobs at stake': Plea to save Gladstone region industry

Boyne Smelters Ltd, the aluminium smelter on Boyne Island, as seen from an aerial taken December 2014.
Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

Politician asks where's the support for Gladstone region jobs?

'Exposed': Power companies, State MP hit back at smelter cuts

Boyne Smelters general manager operations Joe Rea announced job cuts due to increased power prices.

Politicians war of words over BSL's call to cut jobs and production.

Gladstone LNG floods global market in record-breaking year

Santos' GLNG project at Curtis Island.

Curtis Island plants help achieve record gas exports for Australia.

'Critical': Smelter negotiates for competitive power deal

Boyne Smelters Ltd, the aluminium smelter on Boyne Island, as seen from an aerial taken December 2014.
Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

BSL needs a competitive power deal to remain competitive globally.

BIG READ: The changing coal landscape in 2017

A guide explains underground mining operations during the Hard Times Mine Tour in Mount Isa.

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Major projects, productivity increases will put region in front

Boyne Smelter to close cells, cut production after power price spike

Boyne Smelters general manager operations Joe Rea announced job cuts due to increased power prices.

BSL is due to cut production and jobs because of electricity prices.

Two CQ mines likely to kick off in 2017

Two key projects look likely to go ahead this year.

Hundreds of jobs this year

New opportunities to gain career in the mining industry

Wesfarmers Curragh Mine Blackwater.
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Wesfarmers Resources opens trainee and apprenticeship intakes

Victorian smelter handed $240m lifeline day after BSL cut backs

Aerials of Boyne Smelter Limited (BSL) from early 2013. Photo Contributed

So will the Government's give BSL the same support?

Scammers strike more often than hackers: IT specialist

SCAM ALERT: Australia Post published this fake email on its website on January, 11, 2017, warning people its a scam and not to click or past the link into your internet browser. 'Delete the email immediately'.

"Everything locks up; then a ransom note comes up."

LETTER: Pauline's plan would be a disaster for state

PAULINE Hanson's plan to halve the number of electorates and reinstate the Upper House or Senate would be disastrous for regional Queensland.

One Nation a big chance at next state election: Letter

POLLIES: Rockhampton MP Bill Byrne, Livingstone Mayor Bill Ludwig and Queensland Senator Pauline Hanson.

'We vote one of the corrupt out and another one of the corrupt in'

Man calls for research into homosexuality 'affliction'

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Gay acts are not 'here to stay' says man

OPINION: Enough! Stop bullying our political leaders

I'M UPSET with how the public treat our political leaders.

Strange Politics: Follow Pauline on high and low roads

No need to choose - Pauline takes the high and low roads.

Enter Pauline Hanson - the political phoenix

One of the most controversial men takes the most famous oath

Crowds waiting to go into the National Mall

Protesters in the streets, choppers circling the skies, police sirens

Barack Obama: Nice guy, but in the end he failed

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The world still swoons over Barack Obama, but we need to face truth

Man, 50, arrested in major sexual assaults investigation

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Gold Coast man likely to be charged with numerous offences

Man allegedly strangles ibis to death, threatens passers-by

The Australian white ibis is becoming a pest across Bundaberg.

A man has allegedly taken an ibis by the neck and killed it

‘This is not a job for cry babies’

FESTIVE FRUITS: Apricots, mangoes and nectarines are among the favourites in the lead up to Christmas.

List of rules for fruitpickers goes viral

Hate to scare you but a spider plague is nigh

A funnel web spider found in Tom Storey's pool at Wollongbar.

It’s the stuff of nightmares

What happened to this student, soldier who disappeared?

Sean Sargent with his father Tom and stepmother Ruth.

Dux of Pioneer High, soldier, disappeared trace 18 years ago

Five people arrested over violent robbery

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Police have arrested five people after they allegedly stole a car

Telstra, Optus customers at risk, says "ethical hacker"

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'Digital doors' allow access to personal files, photos

Child among three dead, driver shot in CBD tragedy

The car being driven on Bourke St, Melbourne, before the incident. Picture: Tony Gough

Police chased a rogue car through the CBD

Melbourne pedestrians 'flying through air' after hit

People are seen hugging on the corner of Bourke and Elizabeth street after a rogue car ploughed through pedestrians at Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne.

"There were three or four contorted bodies on the ground.”

Video shows moments before man plowed into pedestrians

A man driving a Holden Commodore in the Melbourne CBD moments before the car left the road injuring 20 people

Video shows pedestrians in Melbourne running for their lives

Rampaging Melbourne driver’s troubling Facebook posts

“Illumamati are a whole bunch of dogs ... I found out”

Donald Trump's historic speech: Power back to the people

Donald J. Trump reacts as he arrives to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, DC, USA.

'This moment is your moment. It belongs to you.'

Donald Trump protests met with flash bangs, tear gas

Anti-Trump protesters smashed the windows of a parked limo

History in making for electric bike rider

OTHER THAN having an eye on less fossil fuel emissions, motorbike rider Richard Kent had other reasons to go electric. Here's why.

Ultra athletes go the distance

Lindsay Warwick and Brett Stevens competed at the Ultra Marathon in the Blue Mountains

Two Gladstone runners sacrificed all to crack the ton

The Glen take their chances against Yaralla

David Heymer. - A grade cricket between Yaralla and The Glen. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer

The Glen's Christmas cricket feast

Enjoy Christmas without stretching your belt

Our top tips to keep your wellbeing in check this festive season

Man alive: Do we know what 'freedom' actually means?

We need freedom to be in control of ourselves

Why its important to wear a decent mouthguard

Wearing a mouthguard can prevent future dental health problems.

Volunteers play a big role while gaining skills

QUALITY TIME: Volunteers help others while also working on their own projects.

Volunteers play a big role while gaining skills

WATCH: Concern for kids after crocodile sighted near CBD

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The crocodile sighting thrilled children watching from the riverbank

Shopping isn't fun if you can see dead people

Lisa Marie Woodham will be giving readings in Gladstone until Saturday January 21.

Shopping isn't fun if you can see dead people

Buderim man strips off for speed dating with a twist

RAW AMBITION: Buderim local Jackson pictured with his blind date Candice in a scene from SBS's new dating show Undressed.

People have done stranger things for love

Giant 'prehistoric' eel caught on golf course

MONSTER: Sandy Gallop Golf Club greenkeeper Jimmy Shaw with the giant eel he caught in the murky depths of Deebing Creek on the 18th hole.

Sandy Gallop greenkeeper wrestles with beastly serpent from the deep

'Not a pipe dream': Man wants to launch rockets from a Gladstone island

HOUSTON WE HAVE LIFT OFF: John Moody needs $2 million from the council to get his space centre off the ground.

Could Gladstone tap into new $6 billion industry?

Jennifer Aniston wants to return to TV

Jennifer Aniston is desperate to make a return to TV

Madonna hopes for election unity

Madonna hopes Donald Trump's election will "bring people together"

JK Rowling rules out Cursed Child trilogy

JK Rowling has ruled out a 'Cursed Child' movie trilogy

Buckley's chance in psychological thriller

James McAvoy and Betty Buckley in a scene from the movie Split.

Broadway veteran back on big screen with James McAvoy

Daniel MacPherson: acting’s a bit like channel surfing

Australian actor Daniel MacPherson in a scene from the American TV series APB.

THE Aussie export talks about making his mark in the US.

Sports gods answer your summer prayers with this line-up

The Brisbane Roar are on track for an entertaining season.

SO MUCH live action is happening in Brisbane this summer!